MU15 | Ireland head to Italy for end of season tournament

MU15 | Ireland head to Italy for end of season tournament

Italy awaits Jason Donohue’s Republic of Ireland Men’s Under-15s after he named a squad of 22 for the Torneo Delle Nazioni tournament in Udine, Italy next week.

Ireland head to the competition high on confidence having won their last six games and conceding just twice in seven matches.

Their most recent victories came over Latvia in March where they produced two strong performances at Home Farm FC, winning both friendlies 6-0.

Donohue has handed a first Ireland call-up to midfielder Tayo Dunne of U.S Cap d’Ail Monaco. In total, 18 players in the squad are from the EA Sports LOI Academy.

Ireland will face Czechia on Tuesday before taking on Saudi Arabia the following day. They will play a third game on Saturday, April 29 before competing in a final on Monday, May 1 to determine their final position in the competition.

Republic of Ireland Men’s Under-15 Squad

Goalkeepers: Alex Noonan (Shamrock Rovers), Ali Topcu (Shelbourne)

Defenders: Christian Coyle (Bohemians), Tayo Dunne (U.S Cap d’Ail Monaco), Oisin McDonagh (Shamrock Rovers), Cead McGrath (Finn Harps), Muhammad Oladiti (Shamrock Rovers), Ade Solanke (Shamrock Rovers), Sam Steward (St.Patrick’s Athletic)

Midfielders: Daniel Costello (Bohemians), Rory Finneran (Blackburn Rovers), Ramon Martos (Almeria), Grady McDonnell (Vancouver Whitecaps), Goodness Ogbonna (Shamrock Rovers), Oskar Schubo Keeley (Bohemians), Finn Sherlock (Shelbourne)

Forwards: Billy Hayes (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Max Kovalevskis (Shamrock Rovers), Brody Lee (Shamrock Rovers), Michael Noonan (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Billy O'Neill (Bray Wanderers), Jayden Umeh (Cork City)

International fixtures (all times are Irish times)

Tuesday, April 25 | Ireland MU15 v Czechia MU15, Stadio Comunale, Cesarolo, Italy, KO 5pm
Wednesday, April 26 | Ireland MU15 v Saudi Arabia MU15, StadioPier Giovanni Mecchia, Portogruaro, Italy, KO 4pm
Saturday, April 29 | Ireland MU15 v TBC, Venue and KO TBC
Monday, May 1 | Ireland MU15 v TBC , Venue and KO TBC

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